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The language of clothes

1st Owl books ed.
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This edition was published in by Henry Holt in New York.

Written in English

272 pages

In this exhaustive and entertaining study, Alison Lurie shows what the clothes we choose to wear say about us. Approaching clothing from four perspectives -- historical, social logical, psychological, anthropological -- she demonstrates how color, fabric and cut are not mere whims of designers or manufacturers but constitute a vocabulary and grammar as precise and full of subconscious intent as any verbal language: how our clothes announce our sex, age and class and often give important information (or misinformation) about our occupation, geographical origin, personality, opinions, tastes, sexual desires and current mood. - Back cover.

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Cover of: The language of clothes
The language of clothes
2000, Henry Holt
in English - 1st Owl books ed.
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Jie du fu zhuang =: The language of clothes
1994, Shang ding wen hua chu ban she
in Chinese - 880-02 Di 1 ban.
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The language of clothes
1992, Bloomsbury
in English - Rev. ed.
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The Language of clothes
1983, Hamlyn
in English
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The language of clothes
1983, Vintage Books
in English - 1st Vintage Books ed.
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The language of clothes
1983, Vintage Books, a division of Random House
Paperback in English - 1st Vintage Books ed.
Cover of: The language of clothes
The language of clothes
1983, Vintage Books
in English - 1st Vintage Books ed.
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The language of clothes
1983, Hamlyn Papebacks
in English
Cover of: The language of clothes
The language of clothes
1981, Heinemann
in English
Cover of: The language of clothes
The language of clothes
1981, Heinemann
in English
Cover of: The language of clothes
The language of clothes
1981, Random House
in English - 1st ed.

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The language of clothes

First published in 1981



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In this exhaustive and entertaining study, Alison Lurie shows what the clothes we choose to wear say about us. Approaching clothing from four perspectives -- historical, social logical, psychological, anthropological -- she demonstrates how color, fabric and cut are not mere whims of designers or manufacturers but constitute a vocabulary and grammar as precise and full of subconscious intent as any verbal language: how our clothes announce our sex, age and class and often give important information (or misinformation) about our occupation, geographical origin, personality, opinions, tastes, sexual desires and current mood. - Back cover.

The language of clothes

1st Owl books ed.

This edition was published in by Henry Holt in New York.


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-266).
"An Owl book."
Originally published: New York : Random House, c1981. With new introd.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
391
Library of Congress
GT525 .L87 2000

The Physical Object

Pagination
xiv, 272 p. :
Number of pages
272

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Open Library
OL45103M
Internet Archive
isbn_9780805062441
ISBN 10
0805062440
LC Control Number
99041520
Library Thing
178829
Goodreads
397786

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